Missouri House Redistricting
2:28 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Mo. Supreme Court upholds state House districts

Will be updated.

The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld new boundaries for state House districts based upon the 2010 census.

The high court issued a one-line ruling Tuesday upholding the new districts and saying a longer opinion would be issued sometime in the future. The ruling came about three hours before Tuesday's 5 p.m. deadline for candidates to file for this year's elections.

A lawsuit had claimed that the new map drawn by a special appellate commission violated state constitutional requirements that the 163 House districts have similar populations and be contiguous and compact.

The Supreme Court ruling affirms a decision made last month by a Cole County judge.